Sunday, February 16, 2014

Clarence Thomas Speaks?

I don't get Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, but neither do a lot of people. Then I see this commentary on CNN:

Ruben Navarrette, Jr. (CNN contributor): "Clarence Thomas has an abundance of two things that are often in short supply whenever Americans talk about race: courage and common sense."[]

Thomas complains when people criticize him:
"The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites...The absolute worst I have ever been treated, the worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are
by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia."

I grew up in the Northeast and I've been to Savannah, and hypocrisy doesn't pass muster either place. Thomas says, "Now, name a day (race) doesn't come up,...Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn't look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive."

Too sensitive? Thomas thinks he didn't get hired out of Yale Law School because he got in on affirmative action.  "Thomas also famously appraised his law degree as being worth 15 cents."

I don't see the common sense. I see conflict of interest and ethics issues in his wife's profitable lobbying pursuits:

As for courage, Thomas is famous for never talking--asking questions--as a justice on SOTUS. As much as I don't get Thomas, I don't get Navarrette more.

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